I just learned about your website from reading your post on TV Land.
I've been watching Gilligan's Island since I was 6 years old. I'm 42 now and I'm still
watching it. I never get tired of it. At one point I could tell you within 5 seconds of
the show starting, what each episode was about; with the sound off, in 10 seconds.
One thing people overlook is the content of character of Gilligan. Behind all his
bumbling and stumbling he had some of the highest qualities a human being can have:
selflessness, loyalty, honesty ,generosity, bravery, absolutely no ego. If everyone was
like Gilligan we wouldn't have to lock our doors at night. We'd all have other problems
like having to take out massive amounts of insurance for the accidents that would
probably occur, but I think it would be a beneficial trade.
Also, one of my all time favorite episodes of any show was when you went back in time
to try and warn President Lincoln he would be shot. I love the Twilight Zone, and Rod
Serling was another person who tried to shine a light on man's inhumanity to man. I
also love Lost in Space (I know you were friends with Guy Williams). More strong
content of character in Professor John Robinson. Even Dr. Smith deep down showed
his true intent of friendship and loyalty to Will. (Even the robot is someone most people
would want to hang out with). I use to have dreams that I was on the Jupiter 2 when I
was little. I think one or two were an out of body experience because they were so real.
The one thing that bugs me is you guys didn't get residuals for the endless and ongoing
reruns of Gilligan's Island. You all deserve to be millionaires many times over. I know
you're rich in other ways, but seeing how much actors( like Seinfeld) got for single
episodes after you, Lost in Space and the Odd Couple came along just doesn't seem fair.
(You may print my e-mail for any use you may have of it in the future).